Have you wondered what on earth the “Great Commission Resurgence” is in recent months? You may know it’s a development in the Southern Baptist Convention. But until now, you might have found little concrete information about it.
If that is the case–and I suspect it is for a bunch of people–you should check out the new Insight Podcast with David Dockery of Union University. The podcast is hosted by Doug Baker of The Baptist Messenger (Oklahoma), and it delves extensively into the “GCR”–what it is, how it started, and Lord willing, where it is going. Doug is a gifted interviewer with a keen understanding of the SBC, and Dr. Dockery is perhaps the senior statesman of the SBC.
Whether you’re a Southern Baptist or not, give this podcast a listen. I don’t care if you’re Presbyterian, Acts29, charismatic, Anglican, or nondenominational–this is a gospel development. By this I mean that an entire denomination, a massive movement of churches, is reorienting its structure and funding to more effectively promote the gospel. This is worth listening to, and this is worth praying for.
Here are some other resources related to the GCR:
Danny Akin’s message that is credited as the origin of the GCR’s public initiation: http://betweenthetimes.com/2009/04/16/akin-axioms-for-a-great-commission-resurgence/
Here is Dr. Mohler’s column which he wrote exclusively for the Baptist Messenger:
Baptist21, the youth movement of the GCR: http://www.baptisttwentyone.com/
GCR website: http://www.pray4gcr.com/what-is-gcr/
Commentary from Timmy Brister on the future of the SBC: http://timmybrister.com/2009/11/17/charles-finney-cooperation-and-the-gcr/